First Day of Class

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Did you know… …that The Canterbury Tales was not written by a man named Edmund Canterbury?  But rather by a fellow named Geoffrey Chaucer who was, of all things, English? Today was our first day of class, which is held in the delightfully named Linsly-Chittenden Hall on High Street.  Dr. Patterson started his lecture on […]

10 Interesting Yalies

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I leave for a six-week seminar at Yale University on Friday, and I am reflecting upon the many, many remarkable people who have studied there.  As a preparation for starting my work there, I have written a little about ten Yalies that I find particularly interesting.  Most of them graduated from the university, but some […]

A Wish Granted

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I’m not good at winning things.  In fact, the last time I genuinely won an individual award was in 9th grade, when I was nominated to the All-Star team for my rec baseball team in the Germantown Youth Athletic Association.  That changed on April first, when I learned that I had won a grant from […]